The voices of Palestinian Christians and their compatriots are so often dismissed, silenced and dehumanised, says Timothy Seidel. Lent provides an opportunity to hear them, not least through the Kairos Palestine Document.
Oxford politics Professor Iain McLean wrote an open letter to the Anglican Bishop of Winchester, Michael Scott-Joynt, about civil partnerships on religious premises, after the bishop opposed such a development. The bishop responded personally. This is McLean's further reply, following the House of Lords vote on an amendment to the Equality Bill on the issue.
The digital age is transforming society, bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities, says Jim Killock. But what is the moral in question in the Digital Economy Bill’s approach to illicit internet downloads: is it about theft, or the punishment of the innocent?
Iraq is heading towards the much-anticipated 7 March 2010 legislative elections. Harry Hagopian asks whether these will augur another fresh start for the country, or will it simply be a simulation of an old failure?
'Surge, attack, negotiations' is a cycle of action that has a ring of familiarity - and not just in Afghanistan, says Gene Stoltzfus. But not everyone is confident that aggression will bring a just peace.
In December 2009, the Palestinian churches issued what some regard as the most significant Christian theological statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in many years, says Michael Marten. So why have many churches been slow to respond to the Kairos Palestine Document, and what does this important statement require of us personally, spiritually and politically?
Rowan Williams has given a clear account of where the church stands on the Equality Bill, says Simon Sarmiento. It rejects the very concept of putting any limiting definition of its exemptions into law. But is it thereby opening a massive legal can of worms?
Iain McLean FBA, Professor of Politics at Oxford University and author of What's Wrong with the British Constitution? highlights inconsistencies in the arguments of the bishops in the recent votes on amendments to the Equality Bill.
Today marks the observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It should also enable us all to recognise and acknowledge the Armenian genocide of 1915-23, says Harry Hagopian - for the sake of moral and political truthfulness and healing.
Holocaust Memorial Day is a day for everybody, says Carly Whyborn. It is now time for Holocaust Memorial Day to become part of our lives, a time when we can remember the past in order to shape a safer and better future.